Tag Archives: Pharisees

Issues

Matthew 2:1-4 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? … Continue reading

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When Traditions Grow Teeth

Traditions can be meaningful and deep and significant, unifying us with a beloved history, a family tree, or the soil of a community whose roots have grown strong for generations. But traditions can also grow teeth. Traditions that grow teeth … Continue reading

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Matthew 23

In chapters 21 and 22 we witnessed a showdown between Jesus and the religious leaders in the temple at Jerusalem. It is really no contest, Jesus hammers them left and right, as they stand dazed and confused. As chapter 23 … Continue reading

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Matthew 22

Today’s text: Matthew 22:1-46 As the transition between chapters 21 and 22 takes place, a day has passed, and Jesus is back in the temple teaching about His identity and mission. His audience consisted of all types, but we can … Continue reading

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Matthew 21

[This is the first of daily blogs this week on our Easter theme: Red-Handed.  These blogs center around the daily readings from the Easter Tour Guide provided at LPC on Sunday.  Yesterday’s text: Matthew 21:1-45.  For the sermon audio on … Continue reading

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